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Big Sur Land Trust


Non Profit-Environmental

About Us

Big Sur Land Trust is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire love of land across generations, conservation of our unique Monterey County landscapes, and access to outdoor experiences for all. Since 1978, with generous support from our donors and partners, we have conserved over 45,000 acres throughout Monterey County.

We see a future where natural landscapes, working lands, urban open spaces and healthy communities are cared for by people who share a love of nature and a deep appreciation for the richness of their diverse cultures.

We work in coastal, inland, remote and urban open spaces – increasing access to public parklands and ensuring the long-term viability of working landscapes and significant habitats throughout Monterey County. As an accredited land trust, our work promotes healthy lands, healthy people and healthy communities.

We invite you to visit our nature preserves by completing a self-guided hike request form on our website.


Arroyo Seco Ranch
Carr Lake
Glen Deven Ranch
Marks Ranch
Martin Dunes
Carmel River FREE
Mitteldorf Preserve